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Mushroom consumption may reduce depression risk, study says

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An extensive observational study conducted in the United States from 2005 to 2016, involving the diet and mental health of 24,000 adults, revealed that people who eat mushrooms have a lower risk of developing depression. The data were based on the National Survey on Health and Nutrition in that country.

To assess the frequency of mushroom intake, 24-hour food recalls were used, while depression was measured using a patient health questionnaire. Even after the study was published in cientific magazine Journal of Affective Disorders as of November 2021, the association between the two variables remains a mystery, and the authors themselves recommend that the data be evaluated cautiously.

The researchers’ caution is justified by the fact that there is a chance that the conclusions are the result of a simple correlation, mainly because the increase in mushroom consumption has not proven to further reduce the chances of depression. Furthermore, the findings do not differentiate between different types of mushrooms, although they are consistent with small clinical trials done with “lion’s mane” (Hericium erinaceus).

Why does consuming mushrooms reduce the risk of depression?

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Although nutritional analysis of the fungi reveals a large amount of potassium (a natural anxiolytic) and neurotrophs linked to brain health, what most caught the attention of scientists was the presence of a powerful antioxidant called ergothioneine. Present in high concentrations only in mushrooms, these molecules cross the bloodstream barrier between the body and the brain, which suggests an effect on neurological health.

One of the authors of the research, epidemiologist Djibril Ba of Pennsylvania State University, explains that ergothioneine is “an anti-inflammatory that cannot be synthesized by humans”. Therefore, those who have high levels of the substance in the body can reduce the risk of oxidative stress, an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants that can lead to a number of diseases, including depression.

ARTICLE Journal of Affective Disorders: doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.080

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A $250 smartphone with 10x optical zoom? In China, such a device will allegedly be released under the NZone brand.

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In China, an inexpensive smartphone with a 10x optical zoom can.

A $250 smartphone with 10x optical zoom?  In China, such a device will allegedly be released under the NZone brand.

NZone S7 Pro

The operator China Mobile under the NZone brand is preparing to release a model with the catalog number SP210, which will receive a triple main camera with a 10x optical zoom. Unfortunately, we only know that the main sensor will have a resolution of 50 megapixels.

Perhaps the information about 10x optical zoom is a mistake or a typo. Firstly, since the smartphone will cost only $250, and secondly, because NZone is China Mobile’s brand under which the company releases Huawei smartphones. And Huawei simply does not have an inexpensive smartphone with a 10x optical zoom. In fact, there are no such devices on the market at all.

Perhaps this refers to a hybrid zoom, or even only digital. But if, by some miracle, a $250 smartphone with a 10x optical zoom does come out, it will be a unique product.

From the rest, a 6.7-inch IPS screen, 5G support, an unknown eight-core platform, 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of flash memory, and a 4900 mAh battery are reported. Dimensions will be 163.3 x 74.7 x 8.4 mm with a weight of 195 g.

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Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone and iPad. The company is testing similar displays as auxiliary displays for flexible models.

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Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone

Apple may start using E Ink screens in its devices. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo spoke about this.

Apple wants to use E Ink screens in the iPhone and iPad.  The company is testing similar displays as auxiliary displays for flexible models.

Apple is testing an E Ink display for future foldable devices. The E Ink color display can be the go-to solution for foldable devices that need a cover or second screen due to its excellent power savings

Kuo says that Apple considers such screens as additional ones. For example, it can be a small secondary screen on a foldable iPhone or a screen on an iPad case.

E Ink screens only consume energy to change the image, so they are great for such tasks. We have already seen smartphones with such screens, so there is nothing new for the market.

When such devices can enter the market is not yet clear, but Apple may not release the first foldable smartphones until 2025, according to the same analyst.

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market. GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market

With the release of Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, equipped with very powerful iGPUs, a new era of Windows handheld game consoles is dawning.

The Aya Neo 2 console with Ryzen 7 6800U was unveiled yesterday, and now GPD has boasted that it has already acquired a batch of the same APUs, so GPD Win Max 2 test models based on this platform should be ready by June. Judging by the entry, the company did not expect that it would be able to get the processors so quickly.

A new era in the Windows mobile game console market.  GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

GPD Win Max 2 was introduced back in March, but with a Core i7-1280P processor, but its graphics subsystem is no match for the iGPU in the Ryzen 7 6800U.

As a result, before the end of the year, at least two more portable set-top boxes with Windows that can handle modern games should appear on the market. True, apparently, in both cases we are talking about a Full HD screen, which creates an additional load on the GPU. For the same Steam Deck, the resolution is HD.

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